||Milo de Stapelton, whose Inq. p.m. was taken at Carlton, in Snaith parish, on Sunday, the morrow of St. Matthew the Apostle (Sept. 22nd), 1314, died seised of the manor of Wath' in Rydale, held of Sir John de Moubrai by the service of paying one pair of gilt spurs a year, the annual value being 22lios 5d. Nicholas, his son and heir, was aged 24 (Inq. p.m. 8 Ed. II. No. 17, m. 5).
||In an action by William de Wyville against the Abbot of Rievaulx about property in Thornton in Pickering Lythe, entered on a Yorkshire Assize Roll for 7 Edw. I. (No. 1,055, m. 5), the descent of the land is traced from a certain William, living in the reign of Henry III., whose son, Richard, died leaving two daughters,—Amfelisa, who died without issue, and Eustachia, the mother of the plaintiff, and of three elder brothers,—Nicholas, Richard, and Thomas,—all of whom died without issue.
||South Holme, Hovingham par.
||Teye held the manor in right of his wife, Isabella, daughter and heiress of John de Steyngreve, and widow of Simon de Pateshall (Kirkby's Inquest, 64n). His Inq.p.m. was taken at Nunnington on Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr (July 11, 1324), when the jury found that he held lands and tenements in Stayngreve and the advowson there of Galfrid Lotterell. From the Bedfordshire Inquisition we learn that "John de Pateshul, knt., son of Isabella de Steyngreve, was Isabella's next heir, inasmuch as Walter and Isabella died without an heir of themselves begotten. John de Pateshull was aged thirty years and upwards. According to the Yorkshire Inquisition, which is much rubbed, it would appear that Margaret, daughter of Roger de Taye, Walter's brother, was his heir (Inq. p.m. 18 Edw. II., No. 70).
||Written in the margin. The more correct form is Calueton, as above, and also in Domesday. Now Cawton, in Gilling.
||Otherwise Blauncmusters. See Kirkby's Inquest, p. 119. July 26th, 1304. Strivelyn. Grant to Ranulph de Blankmouster of freewarren in all his demesne lands of Wyghale (Wighill) and Calueton (Char. Roll, 32 Ed. I. No. 33). 3 Sic.
||Called Howe in the Subsidy Roll of 6 Edward III. (Lay Subsidies, Yorkshire N.R., 211/7a, m. 12). This name is probably preserved in Howl Moor, in Wykeham parish. The name Woof Howe also occurs there.
||Rookbarugh, in the parish of Normanby. Called Roughbargh in 1538 (Rievaulx Chart., p. 322).
||Broad Fields, a farmhouse N.W. of Bilsdale Church.
||Urra, a hamlet to the N.E. of the same church.
||Nawton, Kirkdale par., and Beadlam, Helmsley par. Called in Domes day Naghelton and Bodlum. They occur later on in the Roll under the Liberty of St. Peter's. No member of the family of Surdeval, to whom Beadlam belonged (Kirkby's Inquest, p. 115), is mentioned, as the then owner, John, son and heir of William Sourdeval, was a minor. In his Probacio etatis (Inq. p.m. 2 Ed. II. No. 95), taken June 4th, 1309, William de Appelton, aged fifty, states that John Sourdeval was 21 years old on the feast of the Purification (Feb. 2) then last past; and his reason for knowing it was because he had a son, Richard, born in the Octaves of the Purification twenty-one years past, who was of the same age as John S. all but eight days. John Appelton, aged sixty, says John S. was born at Bothlum, and baptized in the church there on the morrow of the Purification; and this he remembers because his wife Alice was purified on the day of his baptism. John de Middilton, aged fifty-four, remembers this date, because he broke his arm by accident going to his house at Middilton from Bothlum shortly before John's baptism. William de Wath, aged forty-eight, remembers the date, because his brother Richard abjured the kingdom of England in that year, for killing a certain Robert de Wath. The Probacio is much rubbed, and in parts illegible.
||In a suit in Trinity Term, 26 Edw. I. (1298), between William, son of William Abraham of Nauelton, and the Abbot of Ryvall, about a tenement in Nauelton, the jury found that a certain Abraham acquired from William Clerk (alleged by the plaintiff to have been a relative of Abraham's) a messuage and half a carucate of land in Naghelton by this service, that he should go on horseback with William Clerk, at his own expenses, to the County Court of York, as appeared in the charter shown to the jurors. From Abraham the property descended to his son and heir, Robert, and so to John Abraham, the plaintiff's grandfather (Coram Rege. No. 155, m. 24).
||Bowforth, a farmhouse lying about one mile S. of Welburn. Wombleton, Kirkdale par. North Holme, two miles S.W. of Edston.
||The Ricalf of Domesday (ff. 6, 84b). A lost vill, which may have stood on Riccal Moor, near the spot where the road to Nunnington crosses the river Riccal, and about halfway between Muscoates and Harome (Kirkby's Inquest, 117n).
||Matilda, widow of Robert de
Sproxton. The above-named William
de Sproxton was Robert's son and heir
(Kirkby's Inquest, p. 114n). March 18,
5 John (1203–4). Wodestoke. Grant
by the king to Richard de Sproxton of
the whole of the land of Sproxton which
he held of the king hereditarily by
serjeanty of the forest, before the king
de-afforested the forest of Rydal, to be
held as the fourth part of one knight's
fee and by a yearly rent of one marc.
Witnesses, G. FitzPeter, Earl of Essex,
Earl W. Marshall, R., Earl of Leicester,
W., Earl of Salisbury, W., Earl of
Warenne, William de Braosa, William
Brywerre, and Peter de Stokes. By the
hands of Simon, Provost of Beverley and
Archdeacon of Wells (Coram Rege.,
No. 155, m. 2d. Hillary. 21 Edw. I.)
||Little and Great Barugh, Kirkby
||It is written here "[xljs vijd ob.
quad.], set pater preter Priorem xlvijs
||Scawton, five miles S. W. of
||Isabella, widow of William de Vescy
of Kildare, died 8 Edward II. (1314–5),
when it was found that her heir was
her son Robert, son and heir of Adam
de Welle, deceased, who was under
age, and in the custody of the king.
She also appears to have had two
daughters, Cecilia and Alina (Inq. p.m.
8 Ed. II. No. 64). She must have
married Adam de Welle after Vescy's
death, as his Inq. p.m. was not taken
until Oct. 3rd, 5 Ed. II. (1311), when
the jury found that Robert, his son
and heir, would be sixteen on the
Feast of the Circumcision then next
(Jan. 1st, 1311–2). Adam himself had
been previously married to a certain
Joan, with whom he had held jointly
the manor of Wyberton in Lincolnshire
(Ibid. 5 Ed. II. No. 68). As Vescy
died without issue, a great number of
persons laid claim to his noble inheritance. To settle the question an Inquisition was taken at York on June
2nd, 1315, as to whether Gilbert de
Aton, Robert de Hilton, or William de
Chauncy had the best claim to be heir
of William de Vescy senior. The jury
found in favour of Aton on the following grounds, "Dicunt enim quod post
mortem ipsius Willelmi de Vescy senioris,
quia obiit sine herede de se, resortitum
fuit jus tenementorum, que fuerunt
ejusdem Willellmi, cuidam Warino de
Vescy, ut consanguineo et heredi, fratri
cujusdam Eustachii, avi predicti Willelmi de Vescy senioris ex parte Willelmi
patris ejusdem. Et de ipso Warino
descendit jus ten. illorum cuidam Margerie, ut filie et heredi; de ipsa Margeria
cuidam Willelmo, ut filio et heredi; et
de ipso Willelmo cuidam Gilberto, ut
filio et heredi; et de ipso Gilberto,
quia obiit sine herede de se, descendit
jus. ten. illorum cuidam Willelmo, ut
fratri et heredi; et de ipso Willelmo
descendit jus ten. eorundem prefato
Gilberto de Aton, ut filio et heredi. Et
dicunt quod idem Gilbertus de Aton
est plene etatis." A Northumbrian jury
found in favour of John, son of Arnald
de Percy (of Kildale), who was aged
'thirty (Inq. p.m. 8 Ed. II. No. 63).
||In 7 Edward I. (1278–9) Robert
Luterel brought an action against Henry
le (sic) Grey for two-thirds of the manor
of Barton by Conyngsthorp, and against
Lucy de Grey for the remaining third.
Henry stated that the manor had been
granted by King Henry III. to his
grandfather, Richard de Grey, to hold
until the king should restore it to its
rightful owners, when he was to have
a reasonable equivalent in lands and
escheats. The charter making this grant
was shown in court. (Assize Rolls.
No. 1055, m. 48.) At this same assize
the prior of the Holy Trinity at York
claimed against Alienora, the queenmother, guardian of the lands and heir
of John de Grey, the advowson of the
church of Barton by Cuningthorp. The
prior alleged that his predecessor,
William, had presented John de Ebor.,
clerk, in the time of Henry III., but
the jury found that William, son of
William, had been presented by the
heir's grandfather, Richard de Grey
(Ibid., m. 23).
||From an enquiry made at Barton
in Rydale (Barton-le-Street) on Friday
after All Saints' day, 33 Edward I.
(Nov. 5th, 1305), it was found that it
would not be to the king's loss if he
were to grant Henry de Gray leave to
enfeoff his son Nicholas, in the manor
of Barton held in chief. (Inq. p. m.
33 Edward I. No. 187.)
||Probably for Angulo, or as it is
otherwise called in le Wra, or le Hirne.
The word wra "being simply the O.N.
rá, originally vra [Dan. vraa, Swed.
vră], a corner, nook, a word which lends itself as a suffix in not a few old North Yorkshire local names (as Eskouwra or Hescouwra in the parish of Oswaldkirk, Gildhuswra in Kirkby Wiske, Swindalewra at Moursom, etc. The word hirne is the A.S. hyrne, a corner" (North Riding Records, i. 187).
||Swinton and Broughton, Appleton-le-Street par.
||The sum total not in the original.
||Appleton-le-Street and Easthorpe.July 13th, 1304. Strivelyn. Grant to Robert de Boulton for services done in Scotland by Thomas De Boulton, his son, of freewarren in all his demesne lands of Yarpesthorpe (Charter Roll. 32 Edw. I. No. 35). In 1275, Simon, Vicar of the church of Apelton in Holdelyth, is mentioned (Coram Rege. No. 11, m. 39).
||He had a daughter Isabella, who in 1324 granted lands here, lying byRouthemerske, to Richard de Pickering and Joan, his wife. The witnesses being Walter de Persay, Thomas de Boulton, Symone de Lovell, knights; Walter de Holm, William de Sproxton, William de Apelton and Robert de Eure (Dodsworth MSS. vii. 155b) According to Dodsworth (xcv. 66), Joan Pickering was daughter and heiress of Sir John de Jarkenvile.
||Newsham, Appleton-le-Street par.
||By the help of the editor of the
Rievaulx Chartulary, I am able to
identify some of these Granges. Griff
is between the Abbey and Duncombe
Park, still retaining its old name. High
Leys, as Newlathes is now called, is a
little to the N.E. of Rievaulx. Laygskales is Laskill. Blakemore and the
Grange in Bilsdale have disappeared.
New House, a farmhouse on the east
side of Bilsdale, may be the Neuhouses mentioned above. Ellermire
and Williams Beck are near Chop
Gate. Hulwra is most likely the
Ulwraye or Ulthwaite of the Ministers'
Accounts, which is now represented by
Ouldray and Ouldray Wood, places
about one-and-a-half miles N.E. of
Rievaulx. Colthous may be Cowhouse
Bank, a not uncommon corruption.
Stirkhous I cannot find. Sproxton
Cote is still the name of a farmhouse
||This total is incorrect. To make
it right it will be necessary to reduce
the amount payable in Bilsdale to